Kate Silver is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with 15-plus years of journalism experience. Based in Chicago, she specializes in features, health, food and travel stories for print publications and websites.

Her most recent book, Frommer's Easy Guide to Chicago, is now available on Amazon.

Her work appears in Washington Post, Saveur, Crain's Chicago Business, Men's Health, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Midwest Living and many other outlets, including trade magazines, such as Association of Zoos and Aquariums' CONNECT Magazine, Billy the digital magazine for Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport and a variety of alumni publications.

Silver tweets under @K8Silver writes about her Chicago adventures on her blog ---->

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Want to Explore Chicago Like a Local? Buy My Book!

I'm thrilled to announce that my book, Frommer's EasyGuide to Chicago, is now available. I've never worked so hard on a project in my life and am incredibly proud to share it.  Please check it out!

To read about my latest adventures, please visit my blog.

To see my latest articles, please check out my Contently portfolio (it's more extensive than what I keep on here).



How Mya Saved Jacob

After the war, Jacob thought he had put the worst behind him. Then the panic attacks began. On the brink of surrendering, he found an extraordinary soul who ended the nightmares.

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The Innovator of Surf.

When Jack O’Neill thinks back to the early 1950s, he remembers the ice-cream headaches. He could surf the Pacific for an hour before his mind slowed from the cold and that headache set in.

Men's Health | Read More